• COVID-19 cannot be beaten one country at a time: UN Chief
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his statement on the Two Millionth death from the COVID-19 pandemic, while emphasizing that COVID-19 cannot be beaten one country at a time, urged vaccine manufacturers to step up their commitment to work with the COVAX facility.
  • Turmeric lattes reduce liver damage, treat cancers and boost longevity
    Long life expectancy can be attributed to healthy eating, research suggests. As a general rule, a healthy, balanced diet should consist of at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. It is also highly recommended to get enough exercise and the recommended amount is at least 150 minutes per week. With wintry days, so comes the need for a warm brew to warm us up from the inside and according to studies, drinking this warm beverage could help boost your longevity too.
  • Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
    One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis or other intensive care. Knowledge of a patient's age and underlying medical conditions can help predict such outcomes, but there are still surprises when younger, seemingly healthier patients suffer severe complications that can lead to death.
  • Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
    Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life.
  • Need to reduce work-related stress? It's a walk in the park
    Work causes so much stress that it's become a global public health issue. Stress's impact on mental and physical health can also hurt productivity and result in economic loss.
  • Do gut microbes play a role in anorexia?
    Gut microbes may play a significant role in the eating disorder anorexia, a new British study says.
  • Australian scientists raise doubts over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine efficacy
    Australian scientists have raised questions over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in establishing herd immunity, calling for a pause on its widespread rollout as the country recorded one new coronavirus case on Wednesday.
  • Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life
    In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. For the male recruits to compulsory military training who were rated as the least fit, the risk of developing psoriasis later was 35 percent higher than for the fittest.
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